A luxurious safari lodge perched on a rocky outcrop located in southern Tanzania's Ruaha National Park, which is a prime game viewing where herds of buffaloes, lion prides, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and giraffes roam. Jabali Ridge has only ten rooms, making it an intimate place to witness wildlife up close in the country's largest National Park.

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One of the world’s largest elephant populations and ten per cent of its remaining lion numbers congregate near the Mwagusi River situated close to Jabali Ridge.  Ruaha National Park is the perfect backdrop for adventure and exploration of the abundant flora, fauna, birds and wildlife in this still untouched region of Tanzania.

Encounter some lesser known animals like wild dogs and sable antelopes on the walking safari and picnic. Day and night game drives in open-sided vehicles with canvas roofs, offer unique close encounters with the animals. Low visitor numbers ensure an uncrowded safari experience in Africa’s second largest National Park. See firsthand a conservation effort run by the Ruaha Carnivore Programme, founded to preserve Tanzania’s declining lion and cheetah populations by working with the local Maasai community.

Powered by a solar farm, Jabali Ridge is an eco-friendly option for the conscious traveler. The lodge is built from local wood and blends into the surrounding oasis of spiky palm trees and towering baobab trees, welcoming visitors to the lodge nestled among granite boulders.

Each private room has been designed to showcase the views over Ruaha from every corner. Timber king size beds, floors, and doors give the rooms an earthy feeling and soft colors are used throughout the lodge to ensure that the natural surroundings take center stage. Shutters in each room offer privacy and when left open, provide air circulation and stunning panoramic views. All of the ten luxury suites feature a private outdoor lounge and en suite bathroom with rain showers.

Mingle with other guests in the bar or the dining area where light lunches and three-course gourmet dinners are served under the African sky. Large trees provide shade in the afternoon heat. Cool down in the infinity pool while enjoying views of the park below.  The spa and library are a quiet retreat after a day of big cat encounters.

After witnessing nature’s raw power and beauty in the African wilderness, retreat back to Jabali Ridge for an evening of rest and relaxation in one of Tanzania’s most secluded lodges.

Jabali Ridge opens in September 2017. Contact your Ker & Downey luxury travel consultant to add this camp to your next Tanzania luxury safari.

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